Resources to Help Protect Houses of Worship
A conversation with author and theologian Carter Heyward
Co-hosted by the Maine Council of Churches and The BTS Center
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
4:00 pm-5:30 pm (Eastern) • Online
On July 14th, the U.S. House passed HR 6707, Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act, with strong bipartisan support, 277-150, as part of the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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Whether you read the print edition that arrives in your mailbox, or the digital version available through the link, you’ll see that we let our work speak for itself through our newsletter. The articles tell the story better than any fundraising appeal ever could: the Maine Council of Churches makes a difference—in the life of our congregations, in the lives of people of faith and good will, and in the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors who need trusted allies and advocates to stand with them for justice, compassion and peace.
Mainers find ways to send aid and support to the people of Ukraine
MCC Executive Director Jane Field was a VIP caller on Maine Calling, 4/28/2022
Click here to listen or download it wherever you get your podcasts.
All seven of MCC’s member denominations are actively responding to the crisis in Ukraine and urgently requesting support for this work
An online conversation with Maine author Shirley Hager and her co-author Rev. Shirley Bowen about their book “The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations”
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Click here to view videos of sermons preached for the Sabbath for Reproductive Justice, January 2022
MCC welcomes our newest Associate Member, HopeGateWay Church, Portland! This membership status is open to local congregations and communities of spiritual practice who are rooted in Hebrew and Christian scripture and have a demonstrated commitment to the purposes of the Council, but who are not part of one of our member denominations. HopeGateWay joins our other Associate Member, Union Church in Biddeford Pool.
On Monday, January 17, 2022, at 12:15pm online, The Maine Council of Churches and The BTS Center will host a public reading of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sermon “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” This event will also include a reading of a new poem by Portland’s Poet Laureate Maya Williams commissioned for the occasion. Click here to register